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Cultivating Buddha's wisdom and compassion in the heart of Texas

The Austin Zen Center community offers a haven of peace and harmony in which to engage in the arduous task of self-discovery through Zen practice. Welcoming diversity, the practice of zazen is available to people of every race, religion, nationality, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. May all beings realize their true nature.

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This Week

Tuesday, 4/15
6:45pm » Writing Group

Wednesday, 4/16
6:45pm » Full Moon Ceremony
7:00pm » Wednesday Night Book Group

Friday, 4/18
7:00pm - 9:00pm » Silent Weekend Retreat

Saturday, 4/19
8:00am - 9:00pm » Silent Weekend Retreat
8:00am » NO Beginner's Instruction
8:00am » NO Early Morning Zazen
9:15am » NO Saturday Morning Program
10:30am » NO Dharma Talk

Sunday, 4/20
8:00am - 12:00pm » Silent Weekend Retreat
8:00am » NO Sunday Morning Zazen
11:00am » NO Dharma Punx
2:00pm - 3:30pm » Words of the Buddha
6:00pm » Meditation & Recovery

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Dharma Talks


Kosho McCall, April 5, 2014,
"How Do I Cultivate the Way of the Buddhas?"

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Guest Practice

KesuInterested in either starting or deepening your Zen practice in a residential setting with others? Our Guest Practice program is a short term opportunity (one to four weeks) that includes meditation, study, work practice and discussions with other practitioners about Zen Buddhism.

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